Introducing the Bloomsbury Girls

By :- Janette Brin

Fashion & Style

This week Burberry revealed the Burberry Prorsum Womenswear Autumn/Winter 2014 collection - The Bloomsbury Girls. The collection takes creative inspiration from the British decorative art of the Bloomsbury set and Charleston, the country home and meeting place for the writers, painters and intellectuals who formed the group. The show marks the start of a partnership with the Charleston Trust, on a project to help protect the creative and cultural heritage of Charleston for the public. Guests included musicians Harry Styles, Tinie Tempah, Laura Mvula, Lianne La Havas, actors Bradley Cooper, Naomie Harris, Felicity Jones, Melanie Laurent, Daniel Brühl, Jamie Campbell Bower, Angelababy, Carina Lau, Guey Lun-Mei, Kangana Ranaut, Beren Saat, film producers Harvey Weinstein, Mohammed Al Turki, photographer Mario Testino, digital leaders and entrepreneurs SY Lau (Tencent Group, parent company of WeChat), Mira Duma, media personalities Greg James, Cat Deeley, Olivia Palermo, Poppy Delevingne and Felicitas Rombold. Models walking the show included Suki Waterhouse, Cara Delevingne, Jean Campbell, Malaika Firth, Neelam Johal, Matilda Lowther, Jourdan Dunn, Charlotte Wiggins, Edie Campbell Sung Hee Kim and Xiao Wen Ju.

RUNWAY MADE TO ORDER

Key ready-to-wear including personalized ponchos, accessories and the Autumn/Winter 2014 Burberry Nails collection are now available to purchase on Burberry.com until 3 March. Exclusive hand-painted pieces from the runway will be hand-made to order and can be personalized with a name or initials for delivery in nine weeks – allowing customers worldwide to be the first to own one-off pieces from next season’s collection.

Fabrics: English-woven cotton gabardine, hand-painted leather, suede and shearling

Colours: Elderberry, cameo pink, blackcurrant, bright olive Silhouettes: Relaxed trench coats, trench coat ponchos, blanket ponchos, chesterfields and cabans, blanket coats

Accessories: Introducing The Bloomsbury bag, decorated with one-off hand-painted artworks, rug motifs and an eclectic collage of textiles and embellishments.

Beauty: Eyes are painted with a wash of damson and antique rose, lips are tulip pink and nails deep elderberry. Burberry, which is headquartered in London, was founded in 1856. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange (BRBY.L) and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 index.

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